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Cold out? Who’s cold?

By December 24, 2013 Airstream, Full-timing, Repairs

Yay me! First electrical project completed all by my little self! Can I get a woo-hoo?!? The old thermostat had been a little touchy but then decided to out and out die on me. Thanks to the great folks on the Airstream forums, I realized that it wouldn’t be too complicated to upgrade mine. Although I was nervous that the problem could be something more serious in the furnace, I thought I would first try a thermostat replacement. The upside to this option being I would have a programmable thermostat (Awesome on cold mornings!). Also, it was an inexpensive option-no specialty thermostat needed. A simple programmable digital thermostat like found at Home Depot can work in an RV as long as it is battery powered. Around $20 and about 30 minutes of actual work later I have a new thermostat and all is warm and well in the tin can.

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New thermostat!

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Old thermostat!

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And oh the best thing ever for sleeping in a tin can! Cut the heat down low and turn this baby on low. Love it! However, I should have spent a few more dollars for the model with a timer that will turn it off after a couple of hours. This thing will bake me!

 

 

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